We present the calibration and scientific performance parameters of the Planck Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) measured during the ground cryogenic test campaign. These parameters characterise the instrument response and constitute our optimal pre-launch knowledge of the LFI scientific performance. The LFI shows excellent 1/f stability and rejection of instrumental systematic effects; its measured noise performance shows that LFI is the most sensitive instrument of its kind. The calibration parameters will be updated during flight operations until the end of the mission.

Planck pre-launch status : low frequency instrument calibration and expected scientific performance / A. Mennella, M.R.F. Bersanelli, R.C. Butler, F. Cuttaia, O. D’Arcangelo, R.J. Davis, M. Frailis, S. Galeotta, A. Gregorio, C.R. Lawrence, R. Leonardi, S.R. Lowe, N. Mandolesi, M. Maris, P. Meinhold, L. Mendes, G. Morgante, M. Sandri, L. Stringhetti, L. Terenzi, M. Tomasi, L. Valenziano, F. Villa, A. Zacchei, A. Zonca, M. Balasini, C. Franceschet, P. Battaglia, P. M. Lapolla, P. Leutenegger, M. Miccolis, L. Pagan, R. Silvestri, B. Aja, E. Artal, G. Baldan, P. Bastia, T. Bernardino, L. Boschini, G. Cafagna, B. Cappellini, F. Cavaliere, F. Colombo, L. de La Fuente, J. Edgeley, M. C. Falvella, F. Ferrari, S. Fogliani, E. Franceschi, T. Gaier, F. Gomez, J. M. Herreros, S. Hildebrandt, R. Hoyland, N. Hughes, P. Jukkala, D. Kettle, M. Laaninen, D. Lawson, P. Leahy, S. Levin, P. B. Lilje, D. Maino, M. Malaspina, P. Manzato, J. Marti-Canales, E. Martinez-Gonzalez, A. Mediavilla, F. Pasian, J. P. Pascual, M. Pecora, L. Peres-Cuevas, P. Platania, M. Pospieszalsky, T. Poutanen, R. Rebolo, N. Roddis, M. Salmon, M. Seiffert, A. Simonetto, C. Sozzi, J. Tauber, J. Tuovinen, J. Varis, A. Wilkinson, F. Winder. - In: ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS. - ISSN 0004-6361. - 520:1(2010), pp. aa12849-09.A5.1-aa12849-09.A5.16.

Planck pre-launch status : low frequency instrument calibration and expected scientific performance

A. Mennella
Primo
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M.R.F. Bersanelli
Secondo
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M. Tomasi;A. Zonca;C. Franceschet;B. Cappellini;F. Cavaliere;D. Maino;P. Platania;
2010

Abstract

We present the calibration and scientific performance parameters of the Planck Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) measured during the ground cryogenic test campaign. These parameters characterise the instrument response and constitute our optimal pre-launch knowledge of the LFI scientific performance. The LFI shows excellent 1/f stability and rejection of instrumental systematic effects; its measured noise performance shows that LFI is the most sensitive instrument of its kind. The calibration parameters will be updated during flight operations until the end of the mission.
cosmic microwave background; instrumentation: detectors; instrumentation: polarimeters; space vehicles: instruments; submillimeter: general; telescopes
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Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale
2010
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